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Racers Start Paddling August 30 through September 3, 2018 Women’s division celebrates 45 Years Kailua-Kona, HI (April 19, 2018) – 1973 was a year with many historic events. A signed ceasefire in the Vietnam War, Watergate hearings began, Skylab, the first American...
Outrigger paddling is a charismatic sport. It’s hard not to be struck by the majesty of a fleet of elegant and aerodynamic boats propelled by fluid, synchronized movements. We are lucky to have such a developed and competitive paddling community...
The last time you graced the cover of Makai, how old were you and has life changed for you? I was 26 years old. Life has changed drastically since then. I am now a mother to two beautiful babies so as you...
The last time you graced the cover of Makai, how old were you and has life changed for you? I believe it was 2008-- a few months after we started Kamanu Composites. I was 23 years old. At the time,...
What made you want to build a canoe? I always wanted something that could take my family and I out on the ocean. My wife and I have been paddling for al-most 10 years now, but usually on different crews or...
Kai's tip for the Month: What to do after catching the bump. The biggest problem that people have when going down wind isn't so much catch-ing the bumps; it's linking the bumps together one after another. Anyone can catch a...
Cheryl Campbell, President,Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association Cheryl Campbell was elected President of the Oahu Hawaiian Canoe Racing Association in January, 2017. She brings with her the experience of being the treasurer of OHCRA for the past six years. Through...
Necessity is the mother of invention After a practice run in the water, Mike Keliipuleole explained a contraption that he created and developed. It is a “truck shower,” in the back of the bed of his totally rubberized 90’s Chevy...
By Lee Kalalma What is the Micronesia Cup (MicroCup)? I had never heard of it until three years ago when I was in Guam and showed up at Tumon Bay to jump into an outrigger canoe practice with teams that practiced...
We could be standing right next to you, and you wouldn’t know it. However, behind those sunglasses and cap is one of the most influential people in canoe paddling, not only in Hawaii, but throughout the world! Johnny Puakea...

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